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This month’s theme for the video of the week is inspirational music. These are songs that have lyrics that inspire and are set to inspirational videos.
For some bizarre reason, Hannah Montana star, Miley Cyrus, decided to take some suggestive pictures of herself and post them on the web. Although the photos are far from explicit, they not something you’d expect a 15 year old who is on top of the world to do – I don’t have a link to the photos but you can easily find them using the search box on the right.
I know many child stars feel the need to shed their images when they’re ready to transition to adult roles, but there has to be a better way than using their sexuality:
This is a textbook interview question and is mainly asked because people who interview infrequently research questions to ask and this one always pops up with “where do you want to be in 5 years.” Some human resource professionals ask it because they believe the answer provides special insight to as to what the candidate thinks of him/herself.
The question has some variations such as asking for the top three or five strengths and/or weaknesses or the questions asked separately during different parts of the interview.
How to answer it:
Everyone is talking about “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. Some call it a joke, others say it’s changed their lives. I’ve finally got my hands on the book and the movie and I’ll be reviewing them in the February issue of the Fast Results e-Zine.
If you’re not familiar with “The Secret,” it explains how you can attract the things that you want into your life. It has been featured on Oprah and Larry King and many of the contributors are best selling authors and motivational speakers.
I haven’t seen the movie (and I don’t know if I’ll catch it in the theaters) but the marketing of the movie has created a significant amount of buzz. The movie appears to be a cross between Godzilla and the Blair Witch Project. A monster attacks New York City and the audience follows the story via cell-phone video cameras, news programs and other non-traditional filming techniques.
The big mystery prior to the film being released this past weekend was the story itself. Now the big mystery is the monster. Here’s a clip from the trailer that reveals part of the monster.
“The Natural” is one of my favorite sports movies and is also full of inspiration. Roy Hobbs, played by Robert Redford, is a middle aged baseball player who is looking to get a second chance at stardom. As a youngster, he showed tremendous talent and carved his own special bat from a tree struck by lightning.
In his late teens, Roy heads off to a tryout with the Chicago Cubs. On the way to Chicago, he meets the top hitter in the major league and strikes him out with three pitches. This catches the attention of an alluring, but mad, woman who seduces him. She has an obsession to shoot the greatest baseball player (who she believes Hobbs to be) so she shoots Hobbs in the side, ending his chances of joining the major league.
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